Watch Barcelona vs. Bayern Munich live stream to see who can get a head start in the first leg of the UEFA Champions League semifinals.
The heavy favorite is Barcelona, but nobody can dream of discarding Bayern Munich so easily, even if the first leg is in Spain. However, Bayern manager, Pep Guardiola has his work cut out for him, with several key injured players.
Missing out the important match-up on the German side are Franck Ribery, Arjen Robben, David Alaba, and Holger Badstuber, while Robert Lewandowski is questionable after suffering a broken jaw and nose last week, the Daily Mail reports. But having their biggest stars out for the UCL semis is no excuse, Atletico Madrid manager, Diego Simeone tells Goal.com.
“I believe Bayern – being such an important and prestigious club – have the obligation and the responsibility to put out a competitive side in which the players replacing the injured footballers will no doubt be of great quality as well.”
Fans who watch Barcelona vs. Bayern Munich live stream will see if Guardiola can be successful in his first return to Camp Nou since his departure in 2012. Guardiola grew up playing for Barcelona and later was its manager, winning 14 titles in four seasons and the Champions League in 2011.
Barcelona striker Lionel Messi recalled the time in which Pep Guardiola was the club’s manager and praised him in a pre-game press conference Tuesday.
“We had a great time when Pep was here – that was the time when I grew most as a footballer.”
Barcelona will be without defender Jeremy Mathieu, due to injury, but in general the team is healthy and on a tear in La Liga. With back to back convincing victories — 8-0 (against Córdoba) and 6-0 (against Getafe) — Messi and his teammates are red-hot and top the standings, two points ahead of arch rivals Real Madrid.
If you watch Barcelona vs. Bayern Munich live stream free you will be able to witness one of the top front lines in the world, including Messi, Luis Suarez, and Neymar, who have been unstoppable as of late winning their last six matches.
Despite the obvious difference in talent, Bayern Munich is sure to give Barcelona a run for their money and the match should be a close one, but the highlight, aside from watching Messi, will be the return of Pep Guardiola to Camp Nou.
Watch Barcelona vs. Bayern Munich live stream free HERE. Kick off is at 2:45 p.m. on Wednesday, May 6.
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